Free Sky Player for Sky customers *changing to Sky Go* 06/07/2011
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Free Sky Player for Sky customers *changing to Sky Go* 06/07/2011

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Found 12th Jan 2011Made hot 12th Jan 2011
Sky Player has extended the free period for Sky Sports 1 & 2 customers for just over 6 months.

Free live TV on Sky Player

What you can watch for free depends on the Sky TV package you have but you can choose from a selection of live and on demand TV:

* - More than 30 live TV channels including Sky Sports and Sky Movies
* - Up to 500 Sky Movies on demand
* - Sky Sports Highlights and episodes of top shows you've missed
* - Free Live Sky Sports until 06th July 2011* for Sky TV customers with Sky Sports
1&2


Blog post:

skyplayer.sky.com/vod….do

Skyplayer is changing to Sky Go bringing your online content inline with your tv viewing at no extra cost. They are also reducing the device registration form 4 to 2 but allowing you to watch on 2 devices at the same time.

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I wondered why it was still working!

Looks like it might be the Sky Mobile service too as this is still working for me!

Good, im glad they extended this, there's no way im paying £60 for my current sky subscription and then for this on top!!

i have a full sky package (sky world) and use sky player on the xbox sometimes

I was under the assumption movies and sports was always free on sky player so long as its in your subscription???

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VAMOS DAN

i have a full sky package (sky world) and use sky player on the xbox … i have a full sky package (sky world) and use sky player on the xbox sometimesI was under the assumption movies and sports was always free on sky player so long as its in your subscription???



It wasn't free unless you had multiroom I believe, they did a free thing til 10th Jan which has now been extended. Think it costs £5 per month to activate Sky Player if you're not a mulitroom or Sports subscriber.

Hi, I have a second tv with a dongle, where I can get iplayer and youtube. Would I be able to set this up for sky player as well please?

VAMOS DAN

i have a full sky package (sky world) and use sky player on the xbox … i have a full sky package (sky world) and use sky player on the xbox sometimesI was under the assumption movies and sports was always free on sky player so long as its in your subscription???



It was. If they change it so Sky Player has to be paid for then its just a good job illegal sports streams are everywhere these days. Either that or Virgin media will get a few more customers.

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Chim_Richalds

I wondered why it was still working!Looks like it might be the Sky Mobile … I wondered why it was still working!Looks like it might be the Sky Mobile service too as this is still working for me!



Be careful, the Sky Mobile service will charge automatically from the trial that just ended unless you turn it off. I havn't seen anything yet to say that it has been extended..

aaaah free if you have multiroom or sky broadband unlimited

i have sky broadband unlimited, although looking to change this

Maz01

Good, im glad they extended this, there's no way im paying £60 for my … Good, im glad they extended this, there's no way im paying £60 for my current sky subscription and then for this on top!!



im paying £39 pre vat increase including sky sports, get hd for free at mo, although looking to cancel as £500 a year is a but much especially when the main channels that are watched are eastenders and corro, not me the mrs! might look at getting a freesat box

Sky Mobile should be free for all customers on the top package - as a reward for loyalty

shady

Sky Mobile should be free for all customers on the top package - as a … Sky Mobile should be free for all customers on the top package - as a reward for loyalty



Agreed.
Still, at least they've extended this offer for another 6 months.

So Sky Mobile has not been extended? I cancelled mine as the free offer expired on 10/1/11

Is sky player always free if you are a sky world subscriber ?

shady

Sky Mobile should be free for all customers on the top package - as a … Sky Mobile should be free for all customers on the top package - as a reward for loyalty



loyalty means nothing to sky.....only profit.

Rizzler78

So Sky Mobile has not been extended? I cancelled mine as the free offer … So Sky Mobile has not been extended? I cancelled mine as the free offer expired on 10/1/11



Hmmn, I thought this deal was about mobile, not player.
Just tried mobile, and it's still working. I definitely set the subscription to not renew, so hopefully mobile is also extended.

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gbspurs

Is sky player always free if you are a sky world subscriber ?



If you have multiroom or broadband unlimited as discussed above..

"Free"

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welshman10

"Free"



Always one...

Top news I can still watch my sport!

Dammit. About to sign up for the iphone version, but that's not included is it!

Whoopsie!

What's the Sky Mobile offer?

Sky Player is free until June, but I can't find anything anywhere to say that Sky Mobile TV is still free until June too!! Help?!?

I've looked previously on the online billing portal - how can I make sure I don't get billed for Sky Mobile? It's worked great through the free trial and continues to do so now.

So to clarify, if you have Sky Movies 1 & 2 but you don't have multiroom or sky broadband (which isn't even available here) soon you won't be able to use the sky player to watch Movies on demand?

If that's the case I'm going to seriously consider dropping Sky Movies and signing up to Love Film instead, then I can at least stream stuff through the PS3 and it will be cheaper too.

hutchy

I've looked previously on the online billing portal - how can I make sure … I've looked previously on the online billing portal - how can I make sure I don't get billed for Sky Mobile? It's worked great through the free trial and continues to do so now.



I've just looked at my payments on sky and it says the mobile tv expires on 20/1/2011. To stop it you just have to select 'Stop Auto Renew'.

bras0782

What's the Sky Mobile offer?


+1

it constantly buffers for me and always has done, they're very tight on bandwidth

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bras0782

What's the Sky Mobile offer?



There isn't one at the moment I'm afraid, although people are saying that the free period still seems to be working for them.

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rqmusicfan

So to clarify, if you have Sky Movies 1 & 2 but you don't have multiroom … So to clarify, if you have Sky Movies 1 & 2 but you don't have multiroom or sky broadband (which isn't even available here) soon you won't be able to use the sky player to watch Movies on demand?If that's the case I'm going to seriously consider dropping Sky Movies and signing up to Love Film instead, then I can at least stream stuff through the PS3 and it will be cheaper too.



How have you come to this conclusion?

As far as I know and I'm basing this on a conversation I had with Sky when I cancelled Sky Player before. The on-demand stuff is available as long as you've got the corresponding channels on tv. This thread is specifically for the live tv part of Sky Player which they have made free to Sky Sports subscribers. If you subscribe to Sky Movies you can stream the movie channels and watch the on demand movies without having to subscribe to multiroom or broadband unlimited.


Edited by: "MattyBoi" 12th Jan 2011

Cheers OP, thanks for the heads-up

Rizzler78

So Sky Mobile has not been extended? I cancelled mine as the free offer … So Sky Mobile has not been extended? I cancelled mine as the free offer expired on 10/1/11


Mine too I had to cancel it or else £5 per month

MattyBoi

How have you come to this conclusion?As far as I know and I'm basing this … How have you come to this conclusion?As far as I know and I'm basing this on a conversation I had with Sky when I cancelled Sky Player before. The on-demand stuff is available as long as you've got the corresponding channels on tv. This thread is specifically for the live tv part of Sky Player which they have made free to Sky Sports subscribers. If you subscribe to Sky Movies you can stream the movie channels and watch the on demand movies without having to subscribe to multiroom or broadband unlimited.



Because you replied to the following comment like this:

MattyBoi

It wasn't free unless you had multiroom I believe, they did a free thing … It wasn't free unless you had multiroom I believe, they did a free thing til 10th Jan which has now been extended. Think it costs £5 per month to activate Sky Player if you're not a mulitroom or Sports subscriber.


Edited by: "rqmusicfan" 12th Jan 2011

HELP: I already have this skyplayer thing and it was free until january so will this be extented or will i have to cancel it and then re-apply. I don't want to pay these gits any extra money even though it is really really good and all my family use it on 4 different computers. Thank you in andvanced if anyone can help.

MattyBoi

There isn't one at the moment I'm afraid, although people are saying that … There isn't one at the moment I'm afraid, although people are saying that the free period still seems to be working for them.



Thanks. So what was the original offer and when did it run out? Was it free limited period Sky Mobile to any subscriber?

I'm a Sky customer but this is the first I've heard of it and now it's run out

hutchy

I've looked previously on the online billing portal - how can I make sure … I've looked previously on the online billing portal - how can I make sure I don't get billed for Sky Mobile? It's worked great through the free trial and continues to do so now.



I went into the account details within the app - and there is an auto-renew button. If you deselect this you will not be charged. I logged a call with Sky via their website and had a response stating the same - below:-

Dear Mr X

Thank you for contacting Sky regarding the Sky Mobile TV.

I can advise that the auto renew facility on your subscription has been cancelled and your current subscription will expire on 23/01/2011 and no payments will be taken.

I trust this information helps, however, should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact our team on 08442 411 531 or by replying to the above email address.

Kind regards

Steven

Sky Help Centre

With regards the Sky Player - I have had real problems with this. I left it running downloading half a dozen movies which all completed OK, and then when we came to watch them on a netbook whilst on holiday - most of them came up with an error. Can't recall what it was, but when I checked at the time it was something to do with a data issue.

Not so impressed with this service - glad I am not paying for it.

buggery!

I cancelled that yesterday!!!

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rqmusicfan

Because you replied to the following comment like this:



Ok, when I said Sky Player in those comments I was referring to the Live TV part of it as I assumed (incorrectly) people knew they could watch on-demand programmes as long as they had the relevant tv pack.

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bras0782

Thanks. So what was the original offer and when did it run out? Was it … Thanks. So what was the original offer and when did it run out? Was it free limited period Sky Mobile to any subscriber?I'm a Sky customer but this is the first I've heard of it and now it's run out



I think it was available to Sky Sports subscribers (I may be mistaken) and ran from July (ish) to end of December which they extended to include the end of the Ashes and has now ran out.

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jay_leeds

HELP: I already have this skyplayer thing and it was free until january … HELP: I already have this skyplayer thing and it was free until january so will this be extented or will i have to cancel it and then re-apply. I don't want to pay these gits any extra money even though it is really really good and all my family use it on 4 different computers. Thank you in andvanced if anyone can help.



How have you got Sky Player? Are you a Sky TV subscriber or Sky Player only?
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